It's hard to believe that Celluloid is getting ready to host its 18th festival. For seventeen years, the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival has been a staple of the film community on the Island.
The goal of the festival has always been to showcase local filmmakers. In order to be included, all films must have a Bainbridge Island connection such as being made locally, by Bainbridge filmmakers, or include someone from the Island in the cast or crew.
In an age where film & media grow more rapidly than most are even aware, festivals have to grow alongside to ensure they feature the highest quality content for their attendees and the best possible experience for their featured filmmakers.
This year, Celluloid spreads its wings under new Festival Director, Matt Longmire and grows its boundaries to include the incredible work that surrounds our Island home featuring filmmakers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, & British Columbia will be eligible for submission and possible inclusion in this year’s festival lineup.
Matt Longmire is a Bainbridge Island filmmaker and founder of the Bainbridge Island Filmmakers Group as well as Co-Founder of Seattle Web Fest, Seattle's own web series-based film festival, now going into its third year.
Both behind the scenes and on the screen, Celluloid 2016 will be an entirely new experience for fans and filmmakers alike.
Screenings will now be in High Definition and be selected by a group of professionals in the film industry who also happen to be local to the Island.
New categories for films will include Web Series, Student Film, & Music Video.
Each category will now receive a “Best of” award as well as several other juried awards.
Films will now be submitted directly through FilmFreeway in digital format only.
You can learn more about the all new Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, taking place November 5th and 6th at the Historic Lynwood Theater, by keeping up with the festival on its new Facebook Page or Contacting Matt Longmire directly.